Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. 270pp. Previous owner's name on front end page. The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. In recounting his patients' dilemmas, the author provides aglimpse into their personal desires and motivations and his own struggles to reconcile his all-too human responses with his sensibility as a psychiatrist.